How Does Music Affect Our Emotions, Anxiety and Depression?

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You may have heard the old expression, “music soothes the savage beast.” What is the meaning of that? It could mean that music can greatly affect and regulate our behaviors, moods, and emotions. Have you ever felt anxious and found that turning on soft or pleasant music relaxes you? Upbeat music might make you suddenly …

Can Our Connections To Social Media Become A Dangerous Addiction?

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Many people, worldwide, have joined the ranks of social media followers. For some, it’s something they use to raise their business profile, but for many more it’s a way to connect to friends and family and the outside world. Social media offers groups of every kind and helps people connect with communities that they would …

Should Psychiatric Providers Prescribe Exercise?

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Psychiatric providers may prescribe medications, however, the latest research suggests that they should also prescribe exercise. Why Psychiatrists Should Recommend Exercise to Their Patients Research suggests that there are 5 reasons why exercise should be prescribed to patients who have mental health issues. Exercise Can Treat Depression Exercise, in conjunction with medication or cognitive-behavioral therapy, …

Dealing With OCD Symptoms

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) involves being obsessed with something, acting compulsively, or oftentimes both. These obsessions typically occur in the form of recurrent, unwanted thoughts. However, just because you have intrusive thoughts doesn’t mean you have this disorder. The difference has to do with the degree to which a person’s life is affected by these thoughts. …